On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1997

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Braves beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
  • Brandi Sherwood (Miss Idaho) replaces Brook Lee as Miss USA when Brook is crowned Miss Universe
  • Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of USA crowned 46th Miss Universe
  • Final agreement creating Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) signed by project participants, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • MLB Montreal Expos trailing San Francisco Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
  • MLB St Louis Cardinal Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hit

Famous Deaths

  • Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903)
  • Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), dies at 78
1997 Highlights

About May 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus